Marcus Beck got the win at Ocala Golf Club
OCALA, FL (March 4, 2018) - Marcus Beck (Tallahassee, FL) captured the Moot Thomas Invitational at Ocala Golf Club, shooting a final-round even-par 72 to finish 6 under par, one shot ahead of Robert Parmar (Fairhope, AL).
The tournament honors Moot Thomas, an Ocala native and FSGA Hall of Famer who had a lengthy and successful amateur career. Ocala Golf Club is where Moot learned the game, regularly competed and loved dearly.
Beck grabbed the lead with a 5-under 67 in the first round, and despite a solid 71 in the second round he was passed by Allen Peake (Macon, GA), who shot a 66 to get to 7 under par through two rounds.
Parmer also had a 66 in the second round and was well-positioned, in third place two shots behind Peake.
Steve Humphrey (Lexington, KY), who has had a good start to the season with a win at the Kingsway Senior and a T4 at the Gateway Senior, shot 71-69 and was in fourth, three shots back.
Scoring was higher in the final round, as only Brian Brown (Inverness, FL) was able to break 70, closing with a 69 to finish the tournament in sixth place.
Peake struggled to a 75 in the final round, allowing both Beck and Parmar to pass him by shooting a pair of even-par rounds. Peake finished third at 4 under, two shots back.
Humphrey (73) and Peter Detemple of Callaway, MD (70) tied for fourth at 3-under 213.
No one else managed to break par for the tournament. Brown was next at 1-over 217, while the next lowest score was 220.
In the Legends Division, Brian Sachs won a playoff over Jim Carley, after both had finished the tournament at even-par 216. Randy Briggs was third, one shot out of the playoff.
ABOUT THE Moot Thomas Invitational
54 hole stroke play championship for men 55 years
age or older. Super Senior division must be 65 or
Legends division must be 70 years or older, and
Super Legends must be 75 years or older. The
tournament honors Moot Thomas, an Ocala native
FSGA Hall of Famer who had a lengthy and
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